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CP/W Receives $10,000 Grant
Release Date: January 03, 2007
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester Receives $10,000 Grant
from CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust
These funds will be applied to The Kiyoko Brown Lekotek Center at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
A Learning and Play Center for Children with Special Needs
Donation to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is part of the more than $5 million in grants the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust is making to non-profit organizations across the nation
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester (CPW) announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation.
Since 1949 Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities.
As a major stepping stone in enhancing the lives of children with disabilities; CPW will implement the Kiyoko Brown Lekotek Center. The Lekotek Center at CPW is the first of its kind in the state of New York and the Metropolitan Tri-State area. The Lekotek program is intended to build a child’s skills through play with adapted toys and technology, while also promoting inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. The program is intended for children ages 8 and younger and offers monthly play sessions that focus on a family’s interests and needs.
Linda Kuck, Executive Director of CPW said, “The significant contribution made by CVS will enable our Lekotek Center to teach families and their children with disabilities to positively interact with each other through play. This grant has allowed Cerebral Palsy of Westchester to be the only certified Lekotek Center in New York State. She added, “The generous support from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust will allow Cerebral Palsy of Westchester to continue to provide educational services to children with disabilities in our community."
Event: The check will be presented at the 2nd Annual Caring Friends Breakfast, hosted by CPW recognizing sponsors and donors who have shown a commitment to the agency.
Day/Time: Wednesday January 31st, 2007 from 8:30-10:00am
Location: Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, 1186 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573
“CVS strongly believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Eileen Howard Dunn, Vice President of the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust. “Grants from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust are an effective way for us to support the extraordinary work done by community organizations to help children with disabilities and their families and to promote health, wellness and education. We are proud to support the work that Cerebral Palsy of Westchester does in the community.”
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust’s grant to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is part of its more than $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations across 22 states. Organizations that were selected to receive a grant were chosen through the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust’s 2006 grant application process. Grants were awarded to organizations involved in children’s health and education issues, with a particular focus on initiatives to improve the lives of children with disabilities and programs that promote awareness and inclusion of children with disabilities.
About Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
Our organization’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities. We are a non-profit organization that provides essential educational services, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and advocacy to thousands of children and adults in Westchester County. We are an organization proud to say that we Realize Tomorrow’s Potential…Today!For more information about Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, visit our web site at http://www.cpwestchester.org/
About the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, which operates approximately 6,200 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 43 states and the District of Columbia in addition to its online pharmacy, CVS.com; its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy subsidiary, PharmaCare. The Trust’s mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives targeting children with disabilities in communities where CVS/pharmacy stores are located. General information about CVS is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s Web site at investor.cvs.com, or through the press room portion of the Company’s website, at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
For more information about this event or CPW programs and other services
Development and Public Relations Coordinator
914-937-3800 ext. 209